St.Ives Archive Jubilee Celebrations

A St.Ives Archive ‘Coffee Break’ will be held on Friday 1st June at the Western Hotel from 11am until 1pm, as part of the extensive Jubilee celebrations being organised around the town
Coronation Street Party, Norway Square, St. Ives 1953
Coronation Street Party, Norway Square, St. Ives 1953
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May 24, 2012 - PRLog -- The Archive will be presenting a display to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, covering the period from the death of King George VI in February 1952 until the Queen’s Coronation on 2 June 1953.

On show will be a selection of newspaper cuttings, contemporary journals and other information that the Archive holds that is relevant to the occasion.

The Archive will also be showing a running film of the Coronation, both of the ceremony in London and some of the St.Ives street parties.

There will be photographs of a number of street parties that were held in St. Ives on Coronation Day and the Archive hopes that visitors to the coffee break will be able to supply names to some of the children shown.

They are also looking for more photographs taken on that day, and hope that visitors will be able to bring them along so the Centre can copy them and add them to the long-term collection.

Janet Axton, St.Ives Archive Centre Manager said, “It may be possible that some of the locals recognise themselves or someone they know.  We’d love to find out more about the people in the pictures.  Plus we expect that some of our visitors will be in the photos if they are locals to the town”.

There will be luxury cakes, books and cards for sale and a raffle. There will also be copies of the new 2013 calendar, which this year features St.Ives festivals throughout the year.

Entrance is £1 which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

For further information about the upcoming event or if you are interested in becoming a member or volunteer, please contact St.Ives Archive on 01736 796408.

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CONTACT: Janet or Sue at St.Ives Archive on 01736 796408

PHOTO:  Coronation Street Party, Norway Square, St Ives 1953

FURTHER INFORMATION:  With the strap-line “Taking Care of Your Heritage”, St.Ives Archive maintains an archive centre to provide education, facilitate research and house information on everything pertaining to St. Ives and its history, whilst also offering valuable services to the public.
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